5 places to visit on your freezing winter trip to Sandakphu!
Posted On December 31, 2018
The highest peak in West Bengal offering the majestic views of Kanchenjunga from its unprecedented height, Sandakphu is an ultimate trekker’s paradise.
the most fitting trekking opportunities can also lead you to beautiful
destinations in and near Sandakphu. Besides this, the divinity of Sandakphu’s
snow-clad mountains also attracts many people to its terrains.
temperature range of Sandakphu differs from high to low with snowflakes to
amaze you during the winter time.
Winter: -20-degree Celcius
Best time to see snowfall: December to early February
Experiencing snowflakes all over!
stations of Northeast experiences snowfall every winter according to weather
are few destinations which are always known to receive snowfall during the end
of December; one such among them is Sandakphu. The mountain views are not
always visible because of snowfall.
The path will be covered with snow
and a few frozen waterfalls can also be seen too!
How can you reach the range!!
reaching Darjeeling from Siliguri, you can take a jeep from Manebhanjan to
reach Sandakphu. You can halt your jeep in the middle for a stay during the
night or you can also trek to this small town by exploring the beautiful views.
The best possible ways for you to
Siliguri to Sandakphu: 3 hours drive
Darjeeling to Sandakphu: 2 hours drive
Manebhanjan to Sandakphu: 2 hours drive
Choose the best accommodation!!
trekkers’ huts in Sandakphu which are quite popular with tourists and trekkers.
But they provide necessary accommodations. There are also several other private
Experience trekking through these
This town is
not only famous for trekking but also offers some beautiful Sandakphu sightseeing places to lure
you with the surreal beauty of this white winter wonderland.
1. The delightful town of Manebhanjan!
beginning of the marvelous journey will start from Manebhanjan, a small town
located near Darjeeling. It is a particularly inspiring place to start your
journey as both the borders of India and Nepal are visible.
2. The greenery of Chitrey!
slopes of Manebhanjan might be challenging, hence the beginners can begin their
trek at Chitrey. While trekking along this rugged trail you can get amazed at
the luscious greenery, the towering oak, pine and fir trees being the best
companion throughout your trekking.
3. The enthralling town of Tonglu!
In taking a
shortcut, the beautiful town of Tonglu would fall on the way. This place would
serve as a magical milestone in your journey. The mere sight of Tonglu Lake
will refresh your tired souls and the top of the hill becomes a resting point
to view the scenic surroundings.
4. The stunning environment of Tumling!
On your trek
to Sandakphu, Tumling is a must-visited place. The lush greenery during the
fall of winter will compel you to seek into this small village. You can also
experience a change in the climate here. A short tour to this place on your
trek will give you a fun-filled trekking experience.
5. The pristine beauty of Bikeybhanjan!
milestone you will reach before the Sandakphu town is Bikeybhanjan, which is
just beyond the next curve. The steep slopes and the rugged terrains of this
destination act as darkness before the dawn of Sandakphu.
Apart from being a wonderland to
experience snowfall for trekkers, it is also a paradise for photographers from
mesmerizing sunrise to sunset filled with stars.
So, if you are a trekker, traveler or
photographer, Sandakphu is heaven in all!